Thursday, November 13, 2008

Brushless Watercolour atc's & a Canvas

On Saturday I'm teaching my Technique Book #2 again so it won't be an atc class as per normal. My next atc class is on Saturday the 29th of November and I thought I'd get a jump start on this one - Brushless Watercolour. I use 2 methods for this, both Lyra watercolour crayons (LOVE THEM!!!) and Ranger Distress Ink Pads. They give a slightly different look but are both as easy as each other.



Firstly, let me say that I just googled "Reseda Odorata" and I know these plants look nothing like the image on this atc below. I just used the wording because it said yellow, orange and green flowers and it worked with the image. Please don't put the "plant police" onto me. ;-)

"Reseda Odorata"...


Now a couple using one of my favourite Stampers Anonymous stamps. The first one is a diptych - 2 separate atc's, with some micro beads and mica for extra dimension. The mica is over the wording on the right hand side, it's why it looks a little grey.

"Dragonfly #1 & #2"...

and another, "winged"...


I have been asked quite a few times by the girls in my class about this next stamp. It's called Girl with a Purse and is by A Stamp In The Hand but it is discontinued. Good luck finding it if you like it....try ebay!

"Polite"...

Last Saturday I was a student in a class at Scraptivate instead of the teacher!!! I took a class with the lovely, bubbly Mel. It was her Starlight Fairy Canvas and I loved it, colour washes, lyra crayons, Jo Sonja Gold Dust, a beautiful image....what's not to like! The girls all did different colours but as I'm a sucker for Golden Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, that's what I used for the sky and then Burnt Umber for the ground.

Yep, only those two colours, apart from the shading with the lyra crayons in black and dark brown. Doesn't the stamping around the edges make it look like a theatre set, it does to me anyway! What you can't see is the Jo Sonja Gold Dust. This is a gel medium that has big flakes of gold/orange glitter suspended in it that dries to a matte finish so it is much more subtle than say sprinkling glitter over a gel medium. Because the glitter flakes are coated by the matte medium, it tones down the sparkle effect. This is an 8" x 10" canvas (or 20cm x 25cm if you prefer).


10 comments:

Linda Cain said...

Always such a treat to visit your site. Beautiful work. TSF!
Linda

Jenxo said...

These are all so beautiful, wish i had these type of classes my way!!Thanks for stopping by my blog too jenxo

Craft Junkie said...

Every piece you create is beautiful...I am especially in love with the last one you posted of the fairy. She is absolutely gorgeous!

I'm with jenxo, I wish I had classes like yours around my neck of the woods.

Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Sam Marshall said...

Gorgeous ATCs-love the brushless water colour.

Judy said...

Whoa that last atc is so mind blowingly gorgeous,
xox

Danielle said...

Again, beautiful work. I wish I had classes like that here too.

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Genevieve said...

Delicious stuff as always, Kelsey.

Cheers!

Jacky said...

Hi Kelsey, I think you should do a few online classes for us girls who cant make it to your classes at Scraptivate (sob, sob)
I would love to learn this brushless watercolour technique, so let me know if you do offer any online classes.
The faerie canvas you did in the class is beautiful and I love your colour choices.

Gaby Bee said...

I love the brushless water colour technique. Your cards are really beautiful. Fabulous color composition.